Bruce Armstrong

Bruce is an Operating Partner at Khosla Ventures, where he focuses on enterprise technology and digital healthcare companies. Bruce serves or has served on the boards of Arevo, Big Switch (Arista), Caption Health (GE Healthcare), Cylance (BlackBerry), D2IQ, GitLab (IPO 2021), Headspace, Helium, Hello Heart, Invoy, Korbit, Limbic, Metamarkets (SNAP), Panzura, PolyAI, Scaled Inference, SingleStore, Sword Health, Theatro, Vectra and Vista.

Prior to joining KV, Bruce was the president and CEO of PivotLink, a leading provider of SaaS business intelligence applications (SmartFocus). Previously, he served as chairman and CEO of Kickfire, a pioneer in next-generation data warehouse appliances for MySQL (Teradata). Bruce also was the president and CEO of publicly-traded KNOVA Software, the leading provider of search and analytic applications for unstructured data.

Earlier, Bruce was the executive vice president of sales and marketing of publicly-traded Broadbase Software, where he helped create the analytic application category for customer relationship management. He also was vice president and general manager of the server products group at Sybase, where he ran the company’s enterprise database management business. Bruce began his career as one of the first 20 employees at Teradata Corporation. After the company’s successful IPO and subsequent acquisition by AT&T/NCR, he was named vice president and general manager of the enterprise solutions division, president of Teradata and an AT&T corporate officer.

Bruce holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley.

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